Thursday, October 23, 2014

Veteran's Wall of Honor


We would like for everyone to get involved and send in pictures of those Veterans in your family so that they can be included on our Wall of Honor!! Please include the following information with your picture:

Veterans' Name
Branch of Military
Student's Name
Teacher's Name

Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 27th - 31st, 2014
Paine Intermediate

We are joining thousands of other schools across the USA in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco products, other drugs, and alcohol. Throughout the month, counselors will conduct drug awareness lessons for all classes according to the state counseling standards, and then dress up days during this week will help emphasize awareness as well. The daily themes for the week revolve around PI’s focus on student leadership; “The Leader in Me is Drug Free!”

Monday- Hats Off to Being Drug Free!

Students are encouraged to wear hats/caps to kick off the week and to help show their commitment to being a drug free leader.

Tuesday- Don’t Let Drugs Erase Your Dreams!

Students are encouraged to wear appropriate pajamas to school to remind them that drugs can erase their future hopes and dreams. Students must wear or bring tennis shoes for PE!

Wednesday- Leaders are “Red-y” to Say No to Drugs!

Students are encouraged to wear red colored clothing to show their support for Red Ribbon Week as it is “National Wear Red Day.” Remember, leaders stay drug free!

Thursday- My Future is Bright so I’m Staying Drug Free!

All students are encouraged to wear bright, neon colored clothing as they commit to make good choices and be drug free for their future.

Friday- These Paws Won’t Touch Drugs!

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite Husky school spirit clothing to show that Paine Intermediate Husky Leaders will make smart choices and stay drug free.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ACT Aspire Collaborative Data Presentation

HTMS and PI will join together on Monday, October 27, 2014, for a collaborative presentation on ACT Aspire Assessment Data at 6:00 p.m. at HTMS. Dr. Phyllis Faust will be discussing aspects of the ACT Aspire Test. Student score reports will be handed out to parents in attendance. If you cannot attend, a copy will be mailed home.

Paine Intermediate parents may also attend our Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. to receive the same information. You will also be able to pick up your child's assessment results at that time.

Come out and enjoy time at your child's school by attending...

Coffee With the Principal

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Paine Intermediate School-Amphitheater

Various curriculum and instruction topics will be discussed. Parents in attendance will receive their child's ACT Aspire standardized test score results.

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yearbook Deadline is Coming Up


It's time to order your 2014-2015 Paine Elementary Yearbook.  We will be accepting orders from Tuesday, October 14th to Friday, October 24th.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to purchase a yearbook.
Yearbooks are $50.00 each.  Sorry, we cannot offer quantity discounts this year.

Complete a separate form for EACH child and return it to their teacher.  Please pay separately for each order.  Write your phone #, child’s name and their teacher’s name on your check to ensure proper credit

All checks must be made payable to Paine PTO.   

Please Note:  There will be a $30 fee for any returned checks.

Student Name __________________________________________

Teacher ________________________________________________ Grade_______________

# of Yearbooks Ordered ______________  x   $50  =  _______________  Amount Enclosed

Parent Name ________________________   Phone Number _________________

"Silver" for Stars and Stripes

“Silver” for Stars and Stripes!
Show your Husky pride and help purchase an
American flag to fly at the new Hewitt Field!

To help show our patriotism and our Husky pride, we would like to present the TCS Board with a large, U.S.  flag to be flown for all athletic events at the new Hewitt-Trussville High School stadium. 

On Thursday and Friday of this week, we will have a collection box for “silver” (nickels, dimes, or quarters).  Students who wish to participate may simply drop their coin into the box.  With almost 2000 students on our campus, a small amount will quickly add up, and we should be able to purchase a big, beautiful flag to be flown at Hewitt Field in the upcoming school year.   

We want our students to feel involved in the excitement surrounding the opening of the stadium on Friday, and contributing toward a new flag is just a small way we can do that. 

Betsy Schmitt                     Autumm Jeter

      Paine Primary                    Paine Intermediate

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paine Intermediate Math Blog


The math classroom today looks different from what many of us remember.  One of the most important goals is that students learn how to think critically about mathematical concepts.  Research reveals that in addition to math content, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity are skills we should develop in our students.  This translates to the math classroom through real-world problems, exchange of ideas, numerical flexibility, development of conceptual knowledge and procedural fluency.  This can be confusing for those of us that were not taught math in this manner.   This parent math blog will provide parents with important information regarding our math curriculum, and hopefully answer some questions and lessen any confusion.

We are asking all parents to sign up to receive periodic updates as we post to our math blog. On the top left, use your email address to sign up for the blog.

This is one of many steps we are taking to keep our parents involved and informed on curriculum and instruction at Paine Intermediate School.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Stadium

Administrators were given a sneak peek at the new stadium this afternoon.  We are so impressed with this beautiful facility that will be used for many athletic events!  Go huskies!!